Christopher Methvin, Chief
Born in Natchitoches(Nack – a – tish), Louisiana, Chris moved around the US with his family staying in North Carolina long enough to graduate from Davie High School in Davie County. Chris took his first CPR class on the bay floors of the Smith Grove Fire Department. He attended the University of North Carolina, studying business marketing and management before his childhood desires took back over, and joined the fire service. Initially, Chris served as a volunteer with Tuckahoe Rescue and Hanover County Fire and EMS in Virginia. He started his career working for Spotsylvania County Virginia as a Firefighter/Paramedic and logistics officer. He was then hired by the Richmond Fire Department, where he served for ten years as a member of the Rescue 3/Quint 13 crew, and the city's Hazardous Materials team. He graduated from JSR College with a degree in Fire Science, and later the University of Richmond with a degree in Emergency Management. As firefighters are known to have additional jobs, he also worked part-time for Richmond Ambulance Authority, MCV Hospitals, Hanover County Fire and EMS, and Set Safety Incorporated for many HBO movies and commercial film shoots.
Chris moved to Ohio in 2008 and became the Training Coordinator for Hudson EMS. He is married to an incredible Ohio native, and they have a very energetic son together. He is a National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Graduate and graduated from Kent State University with a Master’s in Public Administration in the spring of 2019.
Promoted to Chief in March 2023, Methvin is looking forward to a future working with the firefighters and officers in the OTFD, the Olmsted Township Leadership, and the Board of Trustees, to continue the departments’ delivery of excellent service to the citizens and visitors in the Olmsted community!